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BMW Z8 '2001

€ 299.950€ 285.000

Reference ch9144
Make BMW
Model Z8 '2001
Type cabrio
Construction year 2001
KM 52733
Cilinder displacement 4941
Gears manual
Steering left hand drive
Price € 285.000
  • Only 135 built in this configuration, very rare BMW
  • Scratch- and accident-free and fully original: hard top and its rack, soft top, built-in phone and booklets in mint condition
  • With four car keys
  • BMW’s highest flagship model quality
  • Equipped with the unique ‘Z8 Performance Package’ - including a strut brace ‘Domstrebe’ - by BMW that proactively prevents deformation or tears
  • Always been serviced by an official BMW dealer
  • Just had an oil change

The BMW Z8 - or BMW E52 - is BMW ‘s tribute to their BMW 507 they made in the fifties. The Z8 was built to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary 507, and although that 507 nearly spelled trouble for the Bavarian ‘car magicians’, it still is a car that holds a prominent place in the BMW history books as 'iconic.' That same thing is exactly what the Z8 also claims on its list of accomplishments. The 'Z' stands for 'Zukunft', which means 'future' in German, its sleek design proves that it is a very correct name.

After revealing flashy prototypes at international auto shows and making some refinements to the design of those revealed prototypes, it was time to unleash the Z8 onto the market. In 1999, the Z8 officially goes into production, the following year it was available for sale, marking the beginning of the new millennium in an extravagant manner. Equipped with the most powerful BMW engine of that time - a naturally aspirated V8 engine from the E39 M5 operated by a manual gearbox - the Z8 has a maximum power output of 400 horsepower and a maximum torque of 500 Nm. With these specifications, it is able to reach a speed of 100 kilometers per hour – 62 miles per hour - from a standstill in less than five seconds. Its top speed it electronically limited at 250 kilometres per hour.

In addition to its powerful engine, the Z8 offers plenty of luxurious features. There is no option list as the Z8 is a complete package on its own that comes with all the options. Therefore, the interior is fully made in leather, even the roll bar has the leather finish, there is an aluminium-finished steering wheel, the rear window of the hardtop is heated and matches the interior colours, and there even is a button to start and stop the engine.

It goes without saying, after seeing this car, that the automotive artistry of the Z8 offers architectural beauty in every way. The Z8 is entirely made of aluminium and completely crafted by hand using a new body construction technique called the ‘spaceframe’. Besides that, new-designed neon lights were also used for the Z8’s lighting.

Its appearance in the 1999 James Bond film 'The World is Not Enough' gave it a boost in popularity and cemented its iconic status even before the Z8 hit the market. During its production period from 2000 to 2003, a total of only 5,703 units were built, each one meticulously handmade. The Z8 embodies a holy trinity of rarity, German natural power, and (near-)perfect design, which is why it has captured the hearts of many.

Technical information:

Body work

  • Length (cm): 437 (172 inch)
  • Width (cm): 183 (72 inch)
  • Height (cm): 132 (52 inch)
  • Wheelbase (cm): 250 (98 inch)
  • Weight (kg): 1635 (3605 lbs)

Mechanics

  • Engine: V8 4941 cc front-engine
  • Valve gear: 32
  • Fuel system: Bosch Motronic
  • Gear box: 6-speed manual
  • Transmission: RWD
  • Left-steered
  • power: 400 hp (294 kW) at 6600 t/m
  • torque: 500 Nm at 3800 t/m
  • Top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph) (electronically limited)

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